Please Note: Cornerstone Adoption Agency has moved to Suite 201, 213 Byron Street South, Whitby, Ontario.

Programs

India

Effective August 1, 2015, the Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA) has implemented updated guidelines. CARA is now open for registration for all adoptive applicants, ie. Non-Resident Indians (NRI), Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI), Person of Indian Origin (PIO) and Foreign Nationals.

2014 – Cornerstone received child proposals for 4 of our waiting applicants.
2015 – Cornerstone has received child proposals for 2 of our waiting applicants. Three adoptions were finalized.

Sri Lanka

The Department of Probation and Child Care Services are accepting applications for foreign adoptions. Wait times continue to be lengthy.

2014 – Cornerstone received two child proposals for applicants who had submitted their dossier in mid-2011 and early 2012.

2015 – Cornerstone has received two child proposals for applicants whose dossiers were submitted in mid-2012.

St. Vincent & The Grenadines

St. Vincent accepts both married and single applicants. Currently the referral process has been very slow with applicants waiting a minimum of 4+ years.

Philippines

July 2015 – Two members of the Inter-Country Adoption Board visited Cornerstone. We are pleased to announce that the Inter-Country Adoption Board has re-accredited Cornerstone for an additional three year period.

Effective September 2012 – In order reduce wait times from between 2 to 3 years down to an approximate waiting time of 1.5 years for a Placement Proposal, ICAB has limited the number of applications that can be submitted by each foreign agency. ICAB will inform Cornerstone quarterly the number of applications allocated for submission for the year 2014. Please contact our office for any further details.

2014 – Cornerstone received 4 child proposals this year for applicants whose dossiers were submitted to the Philippines in 2011.

2015 – Cornerstone has received 3 child proposals for our waiting applicants. Three children were placed this summer and have now found their forever families.

Jamaica

Cornerstone facilitates both relative and non-relative adoptions from Jamaica. Non-relative adoptions tend to be older (4+) male children, and the timelines for matching are unpredictable. Both married and single applicants are accepted.

Guyana

Guyana will accept married, common law for 5 years, and single applicants. Guyana accepts non-Guyanese applicants. A minimum of two trips are required for this process. Availability of children are mostly 4+ years of age, sibling groups are also available.

2014 – Cornerstone received 8 child proposals for our waiting applicants.

2015 – Cornerstone has received three children for potential matching with our waiting applicants.

 

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Please do not hesitate to contact our office for more detailed information on each of our programs.